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by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 24th, 2021, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: TN: 1999 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion

Lovely color and great note.

I need more of these in my life.

They are more approachable in general vs their more "favorable" vintages however I do think these will just continue to evolve and be the one of the best values of the 90s.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 24th, 2021, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magdelaine 1998
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: Magdelaine 1998

The 90s of these will be fantastic... 90, 92, 95, 98, and I'll throw up 99 as under-appreciated. (Good call Robert, though it will also go the long haul)

Great bottle.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 24th, 2021, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2014 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Tn: 2014 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

I think Chris has a good point, their will be critiques and they serve up some serious juice. I would not say they are unpopular. They did rise to quite an esteemed position in the world of Cali Pinot Noir, cult at one point and still are for some. And I don't dislike them; I still have an 08 laying...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 24th, 2021, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Vignobles Laplace Madiran (France, Southwest France, Madiran)
Replies: 0
Views: 51

TN: 2004 Vignobles Laplace Madiran (France, Southwest France, Madiran)

2004 Vignobles Laplace Madiran - France, Southwest France, Madiran (1/24/2021) Can't believe this thing was 10 bucks 17 or so years ago. Talk about value. Had 3 over the lifetime and this last one was still giving. I really liked it, felt nostalgic, and wish I had one more for the near term. Dark g...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 22nd, 2021, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: TN: 1997 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese

Small world, just picked up a few 2018s from Kesselstatt today, Kabinetts though.

Sounds like a fantastic flavor profile. Love when you get lavender with the orange and citrus.

Jealousy ensues.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 22nd, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The seduction and disappointment in German Spätburgunders
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: TN: The seduction and disappointment in German Spätburgunders

Fantastic write up as always Otto. Unfortunate on the overall showing; still informative. Enjoyed reading about the highs of it, then damn there were some lows. I don't think I've ever seen you smite something with a score as low as a 67 before. Area 51 must have been a dumpster fire. Otto isn’t Am...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 22nd, 2021, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 375ème Anniversaire
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: TN: 2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile 375ème Anniversaire

Happy Birthday, excellent wine, and I like the note. All is well with the world tonight.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 22nd, 2021, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The seduction and disappointment in German Spätburgunders
Replies: 30
Views: 1590

Re: TN: The seduction and disappointment in German Spätburgunders

Fantastic write up as always Otto. Unfortunate on the overall showing; still informative. Enjoyed reading about the highs of it, then damn there were some lows. I don't think I've ever seen you smite something with a score as low as a 67 before. Area 51 must have been a dumpster fire.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 22nd, 2021, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Trimbach
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: 2001 Trimbach

This was my NYE wine, and it was stellar. Drinking beautifully and everything I wanted out of the experience.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 22nd, 2021, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen

He should have a vertical and open a bottle every Oct. 10th.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 22nd, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15345
Views: 786198

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 x 2019 Wittmann Westhofener Morstein Riesling Großes Gewächs
2 x 2018 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Großes Gewächs
2 x 2018 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett

Riesling and Bordeaux kick lately
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 20th, 2021, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vosne-Romanée 1940-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Vosne-Romanée 1940-2010

Very cool William, Thanks for sharing. I'm sure there are a lot of interesting stories behind how things eventually did develop.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 19th, 2021, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 74
Views: 3289

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

Vince has some good questions, will help folks to home in on more specific recs.

Otherwise just from what you wrote, you don't shy from sweeter wines. If the Huet Demi Sec doesn't move you, I struggle to think what will. Huet is kinda the benchmark there.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 19th, 2021, 8:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How do you like your eggs?
Replies: 53
Views: 1429

Re: How do you like your eggs?

My latest guilty pleasure, poached egg sandwiches. The eggs poached to perfection and runny as hell when they break. The key for me is the bread, brioche; which I then bird nest out a bit. Hit it with some butter and and garlic before toasting them up. Salt, Pepper, serve and try not to get too mess...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 19th, 2021, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Distinguished Vineyards Soda Canyon Ranch Vineyards
Replies: 1
Views: 185

TN: 2014 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Distinguished Vineyards Soda Canyon Ranch Vineyards

2014 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Distinguished Vineyards Soda Canyon Ranch Vineyards - USA, California, Napa Valley (1/18/2021) Last minute selection to go with a NY Strip. I popped and let this decant the time it basically took to cook end to end. Maybe 30 or so, but drak over 2 da...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 19th, 2021, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.
Replies: 30
Views: 1831

Re: 1 night, 2 people, 7 bottles of 2014 white burgundy.

It pained me to read that. I definitely don't want to say I avoid white burg, but I definitely think twice before buying. I only had one premoxed in the last 6 months.

That kinda run though, Jesus.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 18th, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to judge how long a wine needs to peak?
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: How to judge how long a wine needs to peak?

To be honest, that's a never ending debate and a matter of taste mixed in. Peak, apogee, prime, stride, all those things are an art not a science and subjective IMO. There's no silver bullet answer. I just saw a post speaking to oxidative vs oxidized. It spoke of characteristics that emerge in aged ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 18th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lots of older ('95-'72) Loire Chenin and then some
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: TN: Lots of older ('95-'72) Loire Chenin and then some

Jesus Otto, every time you post one of these its like being in on the adventure. Love your notes, the history, and the context. I learn something new every time.

Well done and Thank You!
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 18th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drink the most of
Replies: 92
Views: 4340

Re: Wines you drink the most of

I'd say Loring, Kutch, and Prum

Sounds like a law firm.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 18th, 2021, 12:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 53
Views: 2253

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

On scarce, that's a matter of taste and what you re looking for. I've not had trouble finding my needs over time. Looking for rare, weird, or odd, maybe need to be patient. That leads to the second matter, expensive... Yes, often hefty-priced depending on vintage and uniqueness for lack of a better ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 18th, 2021, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15345
Views: 786198

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

And due to someone reminding me of something I needed to look in on...

3 x 2001 Château Léoville Barton
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15345
Views: 786198

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 x 2017 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard
3 x 2004 Château Léoville Barton
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 41
Views: 1747

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

This will be a crap shoot between 82, 89, and 90. Honorable mention to 86. I'm feeling 82.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite non-red with 10+ years of age
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: Your favorite non-red with 10+ years of age

Flawed, I think that White Zin should have its own option
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3130

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

I favor the earlier vintages. I think the jury is still out on the more recent. I actually loved 2004, more classic to my tastes, underrated, can find it for a fair price, and it ages well. 2005 was over-ripe and the more recent have been more hit and miss inconsistent for being over-done. 2000 is ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2480

Re: Wine rules you should break

This might be uncontroversial, but if I'm having red meat in an acidic sauce I will always reach for a white. That wasn't listed yet its something I always heard as a norm. Red meats mean red wines. I like a full bodied acidic white with an acidic sauce no matter what the meat. They work IMO. Good ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with Prum Auslese?
Replies: 70
Views: 2906

Re: What to pair with Prum Auslese?

Many great pairings here. One of my favorite and probably not mentioned/overlooked. Brunch with danishes, donuts, and fruit. Its killer.

Last vacation before the shit show derailed vacations, great start to a Sunday.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3130

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

I favor the earlier vintages. I think the jury is still out on the more recent. I actually loved 2004, more classic to my tastes, underrated, can find it for a fair price, and it ages well. 2005 was over-ripe and the more recent have been more hit and miss inconsistent for being over-done. 2000 is ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Zo Wines Carignane (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 118

TN: 2018 Zo Wines Carignane (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)

2018 Zo Wines Carignane - USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley (1/17/2021) Bottle decant of like 40 while puttering in the cellar. The color is a deep inky violet with shades of garnet. Nose is concentrated, red fruits, tart, asparagus, cough drop, and a hint of bubble gum. The front is...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3130

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

I favor the earlier vintages. I think the jury is still out on the more recent. I actually loved 2004, more classic to my tastes, underrated, can find it for a fair price, and it ages well. 2005 was over-ripe and the more recent have been more hit and miss inconsistent for being over-done. 2000 is a...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rules you should break
Replies: 42
Views: 2480

Re: Wine rules you should break

I think the only lines I've never crossed on that list were "Wine should only come in a bottle" and "Don't put ice in wine". I've never had a box wine so far as I'm aware and I can't recall ever dropping an ice cube in a glass. Not that it could not have its place, I just don't f...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Clean Wine Movement...
Replies: 26
Views: 1312

Re: The Clean Wine Movement...

The biggest proponent behind "clean" wine is CameronDiaz, who appears to be a glamorous celebrity and actress. Had to look her up... She got her start on this path as a proponent of natural hair products... lol, I was so tempted to pop this in the thread earlier then got busy with house t...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Swiss Whites....(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: TN: Two Swiss Whites....(short/boring)

Don't think I've ever had a Swiss wine and I'm surprised I never X'd that box on my BINGO card.

Sounds interesting, may have to make that a 2021 imperative.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A memorable gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 1946

Re: TN: A memorable gathering

I love when a TN starts with "After more than a century,..."

Sounds fantastic and thanks for sharing.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1959 FK Schmitt Rehbach Feinste Auslese / 1986 Müller-Catoir Mussbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner TBA
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: 1959 FK Schmitt Rehbach Feinste Auslese / 1986 Müller-Catoir Mussbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner TBA

That wine looks great, Rich. The 59 Feinst Auslese also had an orange color similar to that but now quite as intense. TY, and that's a bawler move, a 59 Auslese is your pizza wine [cheers.gif] Let me know the next time you order a pie, I'm headed over. I couldn't get over the color either. I think ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1959 FK Schmitt Rehbach Feinste Auslese / 1986 Müller-Catoir Mussbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner TBA
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: 1959 FK Schmitt Rehbach Feinste Auslese / 1986 Müller-Catoir Mussbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner TBA

The bottle took a beating over the years, did not affect the juice one iota.
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And Thanks for the notes, it immediately brought me back in time.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1959 FK Schmitt Rehbach Feinste Auslese / 1986 Müller-Catoir Mussbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner TBA
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: 1959 FK Schmitt Rehbach Feinste Auslese / 1986 Müller-Catoir Mussbacher Eselshaut Rieslaner TBA

Some time back I popped a 1949 Franz Karl Schmitt Nierstein Kehr Beerenauslese, just brilliant. The color was so rich and then the palate.. amazing. Unreal longevity in these wines and I can still recall the experience like it was yesterday. Franz.Karl.Schmitt.Nierstein.sm.jpg Franz.Karl.Schmitt.Nie...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 17th, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard

I just dialed up 3 of the 2017s. Likewise have glowing write-ups.

"From a single block in the Bohan Vineyard with more rocky soils (the vineyard is mostly loamy, goldridge soils),..."

Will need to start keeping these on my radar.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 16th, 2021, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard

As macabre as that is, just makes it more cool.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 16th, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Turley Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena)
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: TN: 2003 Turley Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena)

Not cheap for PS yet they are built like tanks and can definitely run. Twenty years to start in an average vintage if well preserved. Enjoy.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 16th, 2021, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: TN: 2018 Kutch Pinot Noir Graveyard Block Bohan Vineyard

Interesting, was not aware of that specific block either, nor likewise paying attention; and Kutch is a fixture YOY. Bohan's usually the first to go from any vintage for me. I hold on to Falstaff and McDougall for the long run usually. This now has my attention, especially if you believe it holds up...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 16th, 2021, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Dönnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: TN: 2002 Dönnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese (Germany, Nahe)

Great note, and I also think I found a new favorite dish for the Mrs.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 13th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: News from Williams Selyem
Replies: 19
Views: 2287

Re: News from Williams Selyem

alan weinberg wrote: January 13th, 2021, 12:35 pm Faiveley will certainly respect the terroir and be a great partner.
I agree. In the day and age of selling to large multi-brand global conglomerates, this is a refreshing move.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 13th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 Questions about aging rosé
Replies: 33
Views: 1659

Re: 2 Questions about aging rosé

1995 Chateau Musar Rosé - Lebanon, Bekaa Valley (9/24/2017) NIGHT ONE: I didn't honestly have high hopes for this after the last bottle we opened on my birthday last year. However...this is just in a lovely spot. It's actually more like a mature version of the blanc right now. Scents of beeswax, ye...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 13th, 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9205

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

@Nola Palomar thanks for asking. My Uncle cared a lot about working people, and food and wine. One thing he was very mindful of right now are all the restaurant workers who have lost their jobs because of pandemic closures. I know that some people are making donations in his honor to the Restaurant...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 13th, 2021, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Has Gone Berserko...
Replies: 44
Views: 3488

Re: UPS Has Gone Berserko...

I've had good luck with UPS and FedEx of late. Some packages coming sooner than I expected.

Then there is USPS. Sent my Mom's xmas gift ~3 weeks before holiday, and it just arrived there yesterday. Tracking and insurance gave some comfort but yup, 5 weeks.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 12th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low on daily drinkers...Best QPR wines available online today
Replies: 62
Views: 5737

Re: Low on daily drinkers...Best QPR wines available online today

I feel the best QPR's are in the Rhone Valley.. Cote du Rhones can be some really great daily drinkers.. Some examples that I regularly buy are: Saint Cosme (favorite winery) - CDR / little james basket press/Les Deux Albion just had the basket press white wine (blend of viognier/sauv-blanc) at a r...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 10th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2306

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Fantastic story and Thank You for sharing the story. We have some truly wonderful and generous people on this board.

I look forward to reading the notes once you've picked yourself up off the floor [cheers.gif]
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 10th, 2021, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9205

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Horrible news and just tragic.

RIP Frank
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 9th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15345
Views: 786198

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2014 Chateau Meyney St. Estephe I have 6 of those as well and high hopes for them. They excelled with this vintage, and I am a long time fan of the Producer. Recently missed out on some aged bottles, told myself I'd go and grab some of the more recent. I have high hopes as well. I'll probably p...

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